Packing cars for the holidays is a key skill, one men lack

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Car Rental News - 19/08/2010


More than a quarter of family holidays is soured by arguments over baggage.

More than a quarter (26 per cent) of family holidays starts off badly when partners argue about the baggage they’re packing. This is one of the findings of a recent study conducted by UK car hire broker Holiday Autos. The research also appears to dispel a commonly-held myth – that women carry the most baggage. After including all the entertainment extras, like board games, games consoles and DVDs, men actually pack more on a typical holiday than their partners.

Nearly a third of men (29 per cent) admitted that they had been forced to abandon some of their baggage because they were trying to carry to much in their car on a flight. Just 17 per cent of women admitted to having suffered the same problem. However, the study shows that problems kick off long before holiday flights lift off. According to the survey, 82 per cent take charge of booking holiday car hire. The men, however, are more likely to be interested in things like the size of the car’s engine or the make of car, instead of ensuring they have sufficient baggage space and seating.

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